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10 Short Lessons in Renewable Energy

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 178x129mm

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Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781789292886

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Dr Stephen Peake takes us on a guided tour of the ten most essential aspects of this timely and fast-moving science, examining the important transition from fossil fuels to clean energy that is already happening around the world.

Renewable energy use is on the rise around the world, becoming a key focus of government policy and big business – and for very good reason. Not only are we facing the imminent depletion of the fossil fuels that we’ve relied on for so many centuries to heat our homes and power our industry, but it is clear that these alternative energy resources could also hold the key to combatting climate change. But what is energy? What are we doing to effectively harness the power of these renewable resources that are now becoming the fastest growing source of energy in the world? And what obstacles do we still need to overcome to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable energy future?

About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most important and fascinating areas of science in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, discover the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science you’ve always wanted to know more about.

About the Author

Professor Stephen Peake is a professor in environmental technologies at the Open University. He is Fellow of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Originally trained as a physicist, Stephen gained a PhD in engineering and management from the University of Cambridge. His previous books include Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future and Climate Change, both published by OUP.